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02 November 1978

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Source: Irish Times.
Bernadette Ní Ghallchoir, Róisín Harkin and Raymond Maxwell welcome viewers for the first time.
The President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery introduces the new service.
A gala RTÉ 2 show, live from the Cork Opera House, starring top international performers and personalities, many of whom will be making regular appearances on the new channel. Compere Mike Murphy presents The Chieftains, Gemma Craven, Val Doonican, The George May Dancers, The Irish Ballet Company, The Montford Singers, John O'Connor, Maureen Potter, Roy Walker, Colm C.T. Wilkinson and Lena Zavoroni. Guest appearances by Eamonn Andrews, Ronnie Barker, Sammy Davis Jnr., Bruce Forsyth and Michael Parkinson.
A crime thriller centring on a lone detective's battle to establish the true facts of an incident which has unjustly rendered him accountable to his superiors for the disappearance of a critical witness in a Senate hearing. Starring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughan and Jacqueline Bisset.

SUBMITTED BY: Vincent Lacey

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